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Reminder on EO for Staffing Flexibilities

Nursing home members should be aware that the below provision in Executive Order (EO) 4 allows for licensed nurses from outside of New York State to practice in New York State without a license throughout the duration of the EO. As mentioned on LeadingAge NY's Jan. 10th COVID-19 update webinar, it is recommended that any nurses being used from other states apply for reciprocity in case the EO is ended while out-of-state nurses are still employed in your facility.

  • Section 6502 of the Education Law and 8 NYCRR 59.8, to the extent necessary to allow physician’s assistants, registered professional nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners licensed and in current good standing in New York State but not registered in New York State to practice in New York State without civil or criminal penalty related to lack of registration, and to allow specialist assistants, respiratory therapists, respiratory therapist technicians, pharmacists, clinical nurse specialists, dentists, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, midwives, perfusionists, clinical laboratory technologists, cytotechnologists, certified clinical laboratory technicians, certified histological technicians, licensed clinical social workers, licensed master social workers, podiatrists, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists, psychoanalysts and psychologists who have an unencumbered license and are currently in good standing in New York State but not registered in New York State to practice in New York State without civil or criminal penalty related to lack of registration;

Contact: Mark Kepner-Clough, mkepner-clough@leadingageny.org, 518-728-2365